Design Home is a leading Canadian sales agency, founded in 1998 by Jay Djang and Sam Rossi. The company grew out of a demand to supply the Canadian giftware industry attractive & marketable products from leading US suppliers. Today, Design Home sources worldwide, and imports products from Denmark, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands & France.
While many sales agencies and distributors focus specifically on gift or stationery products, Design Home Gift & Paper represents a complete blend of coordinated gift, housewares, furniture, fashion accessories, home & garden, personal care, trend & lifestyle and stationery products, to include 24 brands and 60,000 SKU's. Our product lines are represented nationally through a divisionalized sales force of 36 professionals, supported by an administrative, and sales & marketing management infrastructure. Design Home services 6000 mid. to better independent retailers & regional/national chains, in all categories of trade from general gift, museum, gallery, garden centre, florist, hospital gift, stationery, book, furniture, home decor to lifestyle accounts. Our high-profile vendors include: TAG, one of the most highly acclaimed housewares, gift & home décor manufacturers; Creative Co-Op, voted by retailers as one of the top 10 nominees (out of 45,000 industry lines) for Retailers’ Choice Vendor of the Year award, based on product quality, appeal and merchandise sell through; Broste Copenhagen, one of Scandinavia’s leading interior design houses; and Thymes, the leading fragrance line in the U.S. specialty market.
Design Home maintains two permanent Toronto showrooms, located at the Front Entrance of the International Centre, Hall 1, where the CanGift Toronto Gift Fair is exhibited. This initiative allows the company to capitalize & expand its visibility to all corners of our industry. No other competitive sales agency or multi-lined distributor maintains a permanent showroom with Design Home's size & high profile locale right on the CanGift Toronto Gift Fair premises!
In additional to traditional print advertising positioned in leading industry publications & direct-mail marketing initiatives, Design Home also reaches it's retail base through via e-marketing. This ensures that all seasonal or show incentives along with the introduction of new product lines & line extensions, are communicated to retailers, in a fast and efficient manner. Additionally, retailers can also access our manufacturers' catalogues and place orders, through our online e-commerce site.
Design Home takes pride in its professional merchandising & display standards. The company has won the following awards, to include: Best Overall Exhibitor for merchandising & design (Vancouver), Best Booth Prize (Alberta) and Honourable Mention (Toronto).